PSY-30067 - Individual Differences and Conceptual Issues
Coordinator: Martin G Rowley Room: DH1.92 Tel: +44 1782 7 33328
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733736

Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2020/21

In this module you will be invited to think about the importance of the discipline of Psychology in informing our understanding of what it is to be human and how this impacts on our understanding of everyday experiences.
Indicative topics that you may cover in this module include: the nature of science (and psychology); consciousness and cognition in human and non-human animals; the use of psychology for manipulation and control, community action and change; understanding conflict and entrenched beliefs; and the importance of individual differences, for example, to learning, relationships, physical health, and/or mental health.

Aims
This module invites students to think about the importance of the discipline of Psychology in informing our understanding of what it is to be human and how this impacts on our understanding of everyday experiences.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.
http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/psy-30067/lists

Intended Learning Outcomes

distinguish critically between different methods of enquiry in Psychology: 1
reflect upon the nature of science and the status of Psychology as a scientific discipline: 1
apply psychological findings to explain specific socio-scientific issues or the abilities of non-human animals: 1
discuss the nature of individual psychological differences in relation to aspects of everyday behaviour: 1
apply a critical approach to findings from psychological research: 1

Study hours

Teaching will consist of 11 x 2-hr lectures.
Independent study hours will involve students reading around each lecture topic + preparing answers for the seen exam (128 hours)

School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Exam weighted 100%
2 hour examination (seen questions)
The exam will contain 6 questions, from which the student has to choose 2 questions to answer. The exam questions will be provided to students at least 3 weeks prior to the exam.